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Embark Composition 101 Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 21, 2022
Composition 101 Top 10 June 2022

For the Composition 101 challenge, we're looking at a couple of the basic rules of composition. Centering and symmetry.

Centering your compositions can result in beautifully balanced, impactful images that are pleasing to the eye. With the added element of symmetry, centered images have an added sense of calmness and serenity.

We had an incredible set of submissions for this challenge and here, in no particular order, are our top 10. Congratulations to the photographers, stunning work!

- Craig & Charlotte 📸 🐶 ✨

Annabel Richman

Soft, sparkly, dreamy background. The dog is centered and balanced and it's beautifully edited.

Courtney Bryson | CM Bryson Photography

Fantastic composition, super symmetry, the dog has a great expression and the juxtaposition of the hard urban landscape and the soft pearl necklace is a lovely detail!

Darlene Woodward | Pant the Town Photography

Fabulous colour harmony, beautiful light, well balanced and centered and the dogs expression is lovely.

Erin Brodsky 

Lovely humour, the light and shadow play really beautifully together to create balance. A simple but highly effective image.

Helen Green | Helen Green Photography

Beautiful dog, bang on in the centre of the image. The light is lovely and soft and the sky really enhances the feeling.

Jonathan Yearsley | Jonathan Yearsley Pet and Equine Photography

Gorgeous use of colour and tones to create a moody image with a perfectly balanced composition.

Lindsay Baca | Sit Stay Pet Photography

This is really fun and quirky with an almost cartoon like quality. The dog is perfectly centered and the balloons add a lovely touch of symmetry.

Marie Wulfram | Marie Wulfram Photography

Beautiful shot, perfect centering with some fantastic leading lines in bot the mountains and their reflection. Really topped off by the shape of the ears 'completing' the valley!

Navin Chandra | Beyond Human Photography

We loved how this studio shot has been elevated by the addition of the coloured circle mirroring the dogs different coloured eyes. A great expression and very centred composition.

Tracey Walker | Tracey Walker Art

What a cool shot with a very commercial feel and excellent stylised edit. It's really well balanced and the centred composition really adds to the story.

Embark is made up of 12 challenges over 6 months and is the first interactive course in the Unleashed Challenges series.

Much more than just a challenge, Embark is an invaluable educational resource that will help you build up a go-to list of shots to help create variety in your work. Designed for anyone to be able to complete whether you just want to photograph your own dog or you are a professional pet photographer.

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